It is the end of the legal road for the man found responsible for two deaths in the sinking of the Queen of the North.
Canada’s highest court has rejected Karl Lilgert’s request to take a look at his case.
Lilgert was found guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of Shirley Rosette and Gerarld Foisy – when the ferry crashed into Gil Island and sank in 2006.
The courts heard he was distracted by a longstanding personal relationship with a coworker – but Lilgert has always insisted, he made an “honest” mistake.
He was sentenced to spend four years behind bars.